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marking gage

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noun Carpentry.
  1. any of various adjustable tools for marking a line parallel to a straight edge against which the tool is moved.

Origin of marking gage

First recorded in 1870–75
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Historical Examples

  • First mark the width on the working face with the marking-gage, C, 1-2, Fig. 103.

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  • Mark the thickness with the marking-gage all around the piece, F, 8-9-10.

  • Gage to the required depth on both edges with the marking-gage.

  • The marking-gage, Fig. 211, consists of a head or block sliding on a beam or bar, to which it is fixed by means of a set-screw.

  • The cutting-gage, Fig. 216, is similar to a marking-gage, except that it has a knife-point inserted instead of a spur.